While most of our employees are based in our Seattle headquarters, we will consider remote candidates from our six-member state region: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana and Wyoming.


THE JOB

We are looking for a motivated professional who is passionate and skilled in program management, facilitation and evaluation, to develop and implement learning experiences for our network of philanthropic professionals from foundations across our six-state region. This position will engage frequently with Philanthropy Northwest members and other key stakeholders to develop, coordinate and facilitate programming that is relevant, timely and supportive of effective philanthropy in the Pacific Northwest.

This position will partner with colleagues to support and/or lead on key program initiatives including, but not limited to: 1). Momentum Fellowship, a leadership cohort specifically designed for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) professionals in philanthropy, 2). Grantmaking with an Equity Lens workshops, 3) Rural programming series/cohort, 4). BIPOC Folks in Philanthropy affinity group.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work in partnership with the learning network team to support the design and implementation of new and existing programs that meet the learning, networking and professional development needs of a broad spectrum of professionals in philanthropy.
  • Develop and facilitate skills-based trainings, cohort learning experiences, funder tables, and other in-person and web-based workshops, meetings, or convenings to meet the most relevant professional skills for emerging and established leaders in philanthropy.
  • Coordinate programming logistics, speakers and presenters, scheduling and logistical management such as audio/visual, supplies and catering.
  • Develop and incorporate evaluation methodology into all programs.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with members and key stakeholder organizations (public sector, NGOs and other philanthropy serving organizations).
  • Actively participate as a member of the Philanthropy Northwest staff to identify, create and leverage existing programs and new opportunities that inspire, inform and engage our members in variety of areas including democracy, diversity-equity-inclusion and other areas where members seek to build capacity.
  • Participate in staff wide meetings, retreats, trainings and other learning and development activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and knowledge of the philanthropic and/or the nonprofit sector and understanding of key areas including diversity-equity-inclusion, capacity building and program evaluation.
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of experience managing projects or programs in the nonprofit or philanthropic sector, and facilitating high profile programs, trainings, workshops and/or other learning experiences.
  • Understanding of adult learning design and facilitation.
  • Experience working with native or tribal communities and/or rural communities.
  • Exemplary oral, written and online communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to manage relationships with integrity and consistency, including a keen ability to work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally and geographically diverse people and communities.
  • Comfort with event planning, including logistics, marketing, speaker curation and coordination for meetings.
  • Comfort with ambiguity, flexibility and adapting to shifting priorities and plans.
  • Strong bias for action and comfort with taking thoughtful risks.
  • Ability to travel occasionally throughout the six-state region.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively.
  • Openness and desire to be coached and give/receive feedback.
  • Team player able to collaborate with others, communicate effectively and support team members.


SALARY AND BENEFITS

The annual compensation for a full-time position includes a package of benefits consisting of medical, dental, retirement contribution by employer (6% of salary and additional up to 2% dollar to dollar match (up to $1,800/year) to employee contribution), professional development, paid holidays and generous vacation policy, and flexible schedule. Annual salary range is $60,000-$75,000 depending on experience and location.

APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter indicating your key skills, experience and value you would bring to Philanthropy Northwest, via the application button. Resumes will be screened as they come in. This position will remain open until we find our ideal candidate.

ABOUT US

Philanthropy Northwest is a network for grantmakers and funders of all types working in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. We bring together a thriving community of grantmakers dedicated to supporting strong communities through collective learning, centering racial equity and investing in innovation. We believe philanthropy is at its best when it is collaborative and inclusive.

We are also home to The Giving Practice, a national consultancy committed to joyful, effective and equitable philanthropy. As a division of Philanthropy Northwest, The Giving Practice’s consulting team brings customized solutions, deep regional relationships and national expertise to support organizations navigating philanthropy’s changing landscape.

Philanthropy Northwest’ mission is to promote and facilitate cross-sector collaboration to build resilient, equitable and inclusive communities in the Pacific Northwest. We offer core programs to strengthen philanthropy, center diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); and advance policy and advocacy efforts. What does this work involve?

  • We create dynamic learning experiences through workshops, events, publications, tools and networking opportunities.
  • Together with The Giving Practice, we offer a range of DEI resources and program including training, personalized consulting services, peer cohorts, fellowships and guides/toolkits.
  • We connect with local, state and national lawmakers in policy conversations. We advocate for policies that strengthen charitable giving and promote a more prosperous, vibrant, healthy, diverse, inclusive and equitable region


OUR CULTURE

  • We elevate the field of philanthropy by identifying opportunities, taking smart risks, challenging our assumptions, experimenting creatively, listening actively, engaging in conversation, and learning through action and reflection.
  • Strong relationships power our work at every level; we build them with care and nurture them attentively.
  • We embrace and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion in our community and continuously seek to bring new perspectives into our organization and our networks.
  • We are a learning organization that invests in supporting the ongoing growth of our individual, our team and our community.
  • We value high quality work that is grounded in deep mutual respect, healthy work/life balance, clear communication, humor and joy.

EQUAL EMPLOYEMENT OPPORTUNITY

Philanthropy Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace and encourage people from underrepresented communities to apply. We value and celebrate our employees’ differences in age, ability, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, language, national origin, political affiliation, socio-economic status and veteran status. Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. It is our commitment to assess our current systems and create more opportunities for access and inclusion. To request accommodation or support, please email the Human Resources Team at HR at philanthropynw.org.

**COVID-19 vaccinations are mandated at Philanthropy Northwest. We will reasonably accommodate those individuals with medical conditions and/or religious beliefs that prevent them from obtaining the vaccine.